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US President Barack Obama(L) and Attorney General Eric Holder speak on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Strong DOJ Response To Ferguson Seeks Truth, Calm

The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Observers say the goal is to ensure that the truth about the killing is revealed, to ease racial tensions, and to reassure people that the investigation will be fair.

08/18/2014

File photo of a police car. (credit: Comstock/Thinkstock)

Police Search for Suspect in Shooting Death of 28-Year-Old Woman

St. Louis police continue to search for clues in the shooting death of a 28-year-old woman early this morning in South St. Louis. Captain Michael Sack says Jennifer Keefe was shot and killed in her car in the 4400 block of Minnesota.

08/06/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

Man Charged In Chase In Which Kansas Girl Died

An eastern Kansas man was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and five other counts after an alleged abduction and police chase ended in the death of a 5-year-old girl from a gunshot wound.

07/23/2014

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Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies At 89

Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a theatrical icon, has died at age 89.

07/17/2014

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Illinois Man Dies After Falling From Golf Cart

A 20-year-old is pronounced dead shortly after falling off the back of a golf cart.

05/05/2014

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2-Year-Old Dies After Being Found Floating In Pool

After wandering away during a family gathering, 2-year-old Zeb’Ulen Klaus was found dead in the swimming pool.

04/25/2014

File photo of a gavel in a courtroom. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Nebraska Man Pleads No Contest In Death Of Ex-Wife

A Nebraska man accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife and former divorce attorney has pleaded no contest in the death of his ex-wife.

04/21/2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (L) congratulates Rep. Rory Ellinger after the governor signed House Bill 1320 which respects the rights of nursing mothers and encourages healthy families, as legislators look on in University City, Missouri on April 3, 2014. House Bill 1320, which was approved unanimously in both the House and Senate, prevents nursing mothers from being penalized for breastfeeding in public, and allows a breast-feeding mother to request to be excused from jury duty. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri Rep. Rory Ellinger Dies at Age 72

Missouri House member Rory Ellinger, of St. Louis County, has died after a battle against liver cancer.

04/10/2014

L-R: Dallas Halter, William Carrico, Maxwell Lee, Adam Moore. Booking photos courtesy of St. Francois County Sheriff.

Son, Friends Charged in Couple’s Deaths in Park Hills Fire

19-year-old Dallas Halter is charged with first-degree murder, arson and several other related charges.

04/09/2014

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Woman Dies at Electronic Music Concert

An investigation is underway after a young woman died of a drug overdose following an electronic music concert at the Crystal City Underground.

04/08/2014

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